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If you are working on or interested in creating a project that promotes autism awareness and acceptance in grades K-8 using the Kit for Kids program materials, then apply now for OAR’s Peer Education Grant. Grant awards range from $500 to $5,000. OAR has helped educate more than 184,000 children through the Peer Education program since 2012. Example projects include awareness campaigns, workshops, and presentations.

Who Can Apply?

Teachers, administrators, parents, youth group organizers, and autism professionals interested in organizing an autism awareness initiative at a school or other community-based organization are encouraged to apply. Eligible organizations include but are not limited to K-12 public schools, districts, libraries, and 501(c)(3) non-profits in the United States. This includes U.S. military installations overseas. Organizations in low-income communities are encouraged to apply. See the application instructions for details.

What Does the Grant Cover?

OAR supports projects that use OAR’s peer education materials to increase autism awareness and acceptance among students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Eligible expenses include but are not limited to OAR’s peer education materials, print costs, honorariums and travel expenses for guest speakers, venue rental, and refreshments.

When Are Applications Due?

OAR is currently accepting applications until June 26, 2023 for projects starting as early as September 1, 2023.

How Do I Apply?

Get more information and the application on OAR’s website. For questions and comments, contact Vivian Muhumuza, OAR’s grants and programs associate, at programs @